Downtown Pleasanton looks as though it were right out of a Norman Rockwell painting! With its white picket fences, main street’s gateway “Pleasanton” arch, small shops & drive-through dairy, it’s no wonder why it has been on several “Best Cities to Live” lists! The downtown is often the setting of numerous art fairs, music festivals, Saturday farmers markets and special events.
Alameda County Fair and the Good Guys Car Show are two of the largest events held each year at the historic Pleasanton Fair Grounds. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you will enjoy the over 3,000 acres of Regional Park grounds & trails, Dolores Bengston Aquatic Center or Shadow Cliffs recreational area, which is ideal for swimming, fishing and picnicking! Pleasanton is also home to two award-winning golf courses: Castlewood Country Club, an 18-hole, private golf & country club and Callippe Preserve, an 18-hole, par 72 golf course nestled at the valley floor and tucked away behind mature Oak trees.
Pleasanton School District has been noted as being in the “Top 10” ranking school districts, which also makes Pleasanton a natural draw for families with children. Located only 40 miles east of San Francisco and 25 miles east of Oakland with great commuter bus options for such companies as Google, Facebook, Apple and Genentech helps make Pleasanton a great option for those who want both a great school district and good commute opportunities.